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I Starting Over After Divorce

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    My Divorce Story - I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Glad I Got Divorced - I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Getting to Know Me - I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Thinking Of Leaving - I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    A New Life - I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy.... - I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To... - I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Divorced And Not Happy - Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over - I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Starting Over....... - I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    55 years old and 18 married, the lawyers have the papers and in a few months the house will need to be sold. I will be starting over with basically $0.00 in bank. Oh there is much...
    pitchdad pitchdad 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time? -  I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Never Better - Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    The....EX - This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 5 Responses May 6, 2013

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating - Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual...
    Terri631 Terri631 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    A New Beginning - Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    I've finally reached my limit. I realized life is just too damn short to waste dwelling on one girl in a world filled with billions. I'm 26, and I'm not getting any younger. It...
    nustart nustart 26-30, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    The only thing I had to hold onto when he left me for someone else... was the thought, that one day, he would realize that he will never find anyone better than me. Maybe someone...
    TypicalPisces TypicalPisces 31-35, F Mar 31

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    He can't pick up his stuff, due to a number of things, one of those things being a court order. I'm selling some of it tomorrow, I would normally never do such a thing, but he...
    damagedbadatbest damagedbadatbest 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Is there a light at the end of the tunnel after divorce?
    mnd786 mnd786 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I would be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this June, but instead I hope to have my divorce final by then. My husbands affair put the nail in the coffin of our marriage...
    slowsurrender slowsurrender 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Background: wife of 22 years, in midst of mid life crisis, meets "special friend" on Internet, leaves and moves 6hrs away to another state leaving behind 5 kids (18-9 at the time...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have been with my partner 2.5 years. Our first year together was a good one, he lived in his home and I lived in mine. He seemed so different from all the guys I had dated before...
    painfultime painfultime 31-35 2 Responses Mar 26

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    On the bright side in the last two weeks I have lost 15 pounds. I think I will market it as the DS diet. Divorce Stress diet. Not cheap though. Sucking away the life time savings...
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm 23 and I've been married 10 months to the man I've been dating since I was 15. We've been together for 7 years. What makes this situation so hard is that there is nothing...
    Gingerness7 Gingerness7 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well it's been a year now since I started my new life alone and now the divorce process is starting. We have a legal separation in place and so I am hoping the divorce goes...
    anewlifealone anewlifealone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    This is a little harder then I thought.... A few years ago when I first joined this site I made the mistake of doing what I usually do in the real world...which is pretend like...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    After 5 years of marriage my wife left me. We had a rough relationship from the get-go and still opted to get married. Once married my wife changed, sexually, emotionally and...
    robmartin23 robmartin23 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    My 26th anniversary is in less then a week and my husband is having a crisis with coping with medical retirement. He has been a cop for nearly 18 years of our26 years of marriage...
    Bff4988 Bff4988 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    Yesterday :( I was at my friend and had to be at home at 3pm but I forgot and was home at quarter to 4. Mum was already waiting and I got a lecture about making her wait and all...
    xxjennixx xxjennixx 13-15, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am so sad and scared about the future for myself and my kids because I have come to the realization that I need to file for divorce from my husband of almost 14 yrs. I am...
    tornandhurt tornandhurt 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    Update #3 The kids were over at the grandparents' today so we talked about splitting the physical assets in the house. I'll be able to keep my computer equipment, tools, and CD...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    This is the sort of situation I never thought I would get into. I thought I was too old and too smart to make the mistakes I'd seen my friends go through in their early twenties...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I signed the final divorce papers this morning with her. I went over it in detail and made sure she understood. We signed everything together as the kids watched television at...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My parents got divorced a few years ago and I want them to be happy, but it's not easy to watch my parents date other people. Recently my mom started seeing a man who had a 19 year...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I once knew a guy for a few hours then i rode him and he busted inside me. About 5min after that i meet his wife.
    100slut 100slut 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Today wasn't a good day. I've been trying to wait, to give it some time after the difficult times we had in December and February, but I'm feeling more and more impatient. We've...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm 30 and recently divorced. My ex was verbally, emotionally and somewhat physically abusive. At the same time, he was my best friend. We were together for 10 years and married...
    sdp11983 sdp11983 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well I finally got help with my depression that was contributed by my abusive cheating husband. I was alone, depressed, withdrawn, and suicidal. But as I got the time to hurt, I...
    2young4marriage 2young4marriage 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    My dad and my stepmom are getting divorced... Only she doesn't want it. And as we speak they are arguing. She is crying he is raising his voice. And... I would do homework...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 24

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    It appears that the final court hearing for divorce and child custody are next week. I am overwhelmed and unprepared. I don't have an attorney and was not able to find one to...
    MissingBoston MissingBoston 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    98% of the time, my parents splitting is a good thing. But sometimes it's bad. My dad has a really bad temper and has harmed my brothers and my mom. I don't know why he hasn't...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't I have realized after I divorced him it's taken me a while to see the forest threw the trees so to speak he was manipulating if it wasn't all about him he was angry upset...
    kimy51 kimy51 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes its the little things that are really upsetting. Today I created a folder in my email called "Divorce" so I could file the correspondence I have begun with my lawyer and...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Could someone please tell me when what he does or doesn't do will stop being so frustrating?!? He won't hire a lawyer & he attempted to respond to my petition for divorce himself...
    4hopefloats 4hopefloats 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Hi, guys - I am new to this.... Just wanted to share that I have overcome my bulimia about a year or so ago, and feel great about it. You all can do it too - I believe that. What...
    kimd16 kimd16 22-25, F Mar 20

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    It was a long time coming. 20 years of lies, mind games, cheating. I was the one always forgiving and forgiving. Until last September I felt I was going to go crazy, because in...
    bluelady23 bluelady23 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Wow Spring is finally here, I just spent the afternoon lying in the sun on my deck. I had on my blue Turbo speedos, lying there soaking up the warm sun rays. Felt soooooo good...
    michaelian49 michaelian49 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Last sunday, I was told something I did not expect from my parents, they were always happy, joking and smiling. But I was called downstairs... They're getting divorced. I instantly...
    Brettzel Brettzel 16-17, M Mar 23

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